Module java.xml


Defines interfaces and classes for the Streaming API for XML (StAX).

StAX provides two basic functions: the cursor API allowing users to read and write XML efficiently, and the event iterator API promoting ease of use that is event based, easy to extend and pipeline. The event iterator API is intended to layer on top of the cursor API.

The cursor API defines two interfaces: XMLStreamReader and XMLStreamWriter, while the event iterator API defines: XMLEventReader and XMLEventWriter.

StAX supports plugability with XMLInputFactory and XMLOutputFactory that define how an implementation is located through a process as described in the newFactory method.